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Questions of Temperament / Re: The Modified Meantone of St Maximin
« Last post by David Pinnegar on November 21, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
Thanks for pointing this out.

The English version of the page is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_of_St._Ludgeri_in_Norden

The 5:4 perfect third is in cents 386 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_intonation) so this temperament has three major thirds very near pure at 389 cents and altogether 6 significantly better than Equal Temperament.

Best wishes

David P
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Questions of Temperament / Re: The Modified Meantone of St Maximin
« Last post by dragonser on November 16, 2020, 07:02:40 PM »
Hi,
 I am probably doing something wrong but couldn't get the above link to work.....
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Questions of Temperament / The Modified Meantone of St Maximin
« Last post by David Pinnegar on October 29, 2020, 10:09:07 PM »
By chance I happened on details of the temperament used at St Maximin - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgel_der_Ludgerikirche_(Norden)

It's certainly very effective

Best wishes

David P
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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Re: Mander and the forum
« Last post by David Pinnegar on October 29, 2020, 10:07:28 PM »
On Facebook there was a photograph and caption by John Mander with said stopknobs and explanation, unless I'm much mistaken.

It's really good to see that the Mander heritage continues now in Kent.

Best wishes

David P
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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Re: Mander and the forum
« Last post by Nazard Celeste on October 14, 2020, 07:23:56 PM »
boxes of ivory stop knobs having to be sent for destruction

Please explain.
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Inspirational instruments / Re: Goodall's Organs
« Last post by revtonynewnham on September 20, 2020, 07:19:46 AM »
Hi

I thought I'd recorded this series on VHS when it was first broadcast.  It was certainly worth watching.  I wonder if I can find the tapes?  I've not seen them for a long while!

Every Blessing

Tony
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Inspirational instruments / Goodall's Organs
« Last post by David Pinnegar on September 18, 2020, 09:52:14 PM »
A friend pointed me to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhssiBJlER4 which is certainly a tour of the world's instruments claiming fame . . . .

Best wishes

David P
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Hi

In common with several other organists, I've been recording music for our "Sunday at Home" worship services.  They are all posted on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/user/revtonynewnham).  There's a scattering of organ solos in their as well.  Enjoy.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Re: Mander and the forum
« Last post by revtonynewnham on August 27, 2020, 09:39:08 AM »
Hi

Brownes organ builders in Kent have bought the Mander name & goodwill, etc. and, it seems, will be trading as Mander Organs from the beginning of October.  (Brownes' M.D. used to work for Manders, so there is some continuity).

I agree with David's comments re this forum - why re-invent the wheel?

Every Blessing

Tony
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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Mander and the forum
« Last post by David Pinnegar on August 26, 2020, 11:56:10 AM »
I haven't been following matters in the organ world closely and with shock saw a photo on FB of JPM with boxes of ivory stop knobs having to be sent for destruction. It didn't dawn on me immediately but the news was rather graver than that of mere stop knons.

Manders have been leading builders, restorers and scholars of organs in our generation and their loss is incalculable. I just hope that they leave behind resources in their wake going to other firms but their demise is a most sad loss to the British organ.

It would be appropriate for others to write more about the achievements of the firm in tribute here, and likewise is the loss of the Mander forum which has been a repository of knowledge from which so many have gleaned inspirations.

Whilst the future of the Mander forum is to say the least, perhaps members from there might feel comfortable communicating here and feel "at home". Tony Newnham, PCND, Barrie Davies and Pierre Lauwers are admins and moderators here and anyone else wanting to take part is welcome and we hope also that you'll feel that moderation here is in good hands.

This forum exists to provide enthusiasm and encouragement to organs and organists and organbuilders. It's also a place where organ builders are welcome to indulge in "free advertising", talking about instruments they're building and without inhibition. It's only about enthusing about new things coming along and the best of the old that perhaps new people will sit up and realise that organs are worth talking about, enthusing, and finding enjoyment.

Best wishes

David P
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